It starts with the sketchbook
Then some free drawn open bite
Next a hard ground line
Oh too spindly, not enough line, so more hard ground line
Now I need more tone - a nice rich spit bite aquatint
And to give more light and shade - some judicious burnishing
And there you have it - 6 steps to achieving sketchbook freshness and movement in a little etching
When I'm reading other blogs I'm most fascinated by the process shots of art work developing so I'll try and do more of this myself...